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Where to advertise?


I am setting up as a genealogist with excellent knowledge of Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. I am enrolling onto The Pharos Courses and have my own website set up with a small advert in the magazine.

Does anybody have any ideas on how to further boost my website and promote my business?

Any ideas would be much appreciated

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David Baddiel

As people know David was on WDYTYA some time ago and there is very interesting programme he did for the BBC yesterday on the Holocaust deniers (it is on the BBC I-Player), it does have some strong language and distressing images. In one document from the Ministry of Information (INF 1/251) at The National Archives (TNA) David read that the view from Government was that the Jewish people were not innocent or that the British ...
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Youngest census entry?

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Last night while researching some of my wife's Hines ancestors I found one of my wife's first cousins 4 x removed enumerated in the 1851 census in West Malling, Kent, as "not named Crosswell" and his age was given as 3 hours. I think the youngest I have found before is 2 weeks! I am sure someone can beat that!
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The last Census?

It seems that the Chief Statistician believes that next year's Census could be the last, let's hope so, at a cost of £906 million!.
For decades statisticians have claimed there was no need for a census as information could be gathered elsewhere. The only reason I can see is for "Big Brother" reasons. It would be nice if the BBC could "fact-check" their own material ( ...
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Researching at TNA

Researchers might like to see this and pre-order at least one document to get a seat ... ng-spaces/

Being rather cynical about this, why is one of the spaces next to the Reading Room, we were told the reason we couldn't have modern tables was it would reduce the numbers of seats and reducing the seats is what we are getting and still working at tables installed in ...
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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks

Is anybody trying the Amy Johnson Crow challenge?

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks
I have been reading about this and thought some of you might be interested in having a go!

You don't need to publish it online but maybe you might want to join in on here or just follow it on your own

Here is the introductory video:

Remember you don’t have to do every single ...
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Organising Your Family History

It's taken me a long long time to get myself organised, no system is perfect, believe me! Mine has evolved and been adapted over the years, normally when I have been unable to find something when I needed it most, or I have downloaded or ordered a certificate twice!

I have added pictures and written up how my system works. I use a lot of templates and sheets that I have made for myself, if ...
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Jane Haining

As today is National Holocaust Day I thought I would post this article on Jane Haining, a Scottish missionary in Hungary, who refused to return to the UK several times and she decided to look after the girls (Jewish and non-Jewish) in her care. She died in Auschwitz in 1944. I only came across her name several years ago as she worked in Paisley (where my dad and his family came from), near Glasgow, in ...
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New militia records on ancestry

I have no intention of getting Fold 3 but the index lists places of birth which are clearly wrong (Carlisle and Cardiff are both listed as being in Scotland!) and mis-spelling of Kirkintilloch. This is why I don't like describing information 'as seen' when it is clearly wrong, it is not just ancestry, The National Archives are similar and why I am reluctant to do transcription but I will do my bit for Transcription Day.
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French/German census returns

Good evening,
I would appreciate any help in guidance to accessing both French and German census returns. I am assuming of course that they had similar population censuses to those in the UK.
My interest arises because I have an ancestor who, although comming from a "working class" family and community, married in Berlin (before it became Germany) in 1850 to a German woman and then they went on to have several children, some born ...
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